The verdict of the challenged Oklahoma workers’ compensation law is that the new law is constitutional and will take effect in February of next year. The Oklahoma Supreme Court rejected the challenge today just one week after hearing oral arguments by both sides of the debate.
The new workers’ compensation law, signed by Gov. Mary Fallin in May, will change the current court-based system to an administrative system, allowing businesses to opt out of the current benefit system.
The law was challenged by Sen. Harry Coates, state Rep. Emily Virgin and the Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma.